Need cake yeast conversion quickly please!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I couldn't find dry yeast at the store so I bought a 2 oz. cake of yeast. My recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of dry yeast. I have no idea what the conversion is - HELP!!!
     
  2. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Compressed yeast to active dry yeast is 2:1 so use twice the amount called for in your recipe.
    -Spooky
    (or I could do the conversion the right way around.. )

    [edit again] and just what the heck are you making that calls for that much yeast? Yikes!
     
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  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Ohhhhh I hope I'm doing this right! Making pizza dough and it sure seems like alot of yeast to me but I'll give it a try.

    Recipe calls for: 3 1/2 c flour, 2 T yeast, 2 T honey, 1 c warm water, 1/4 c olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt. It's mixing in the breadmaker now. Here's a conversion I found. Instead of using the full 2 oz cake, I cut a little off:

    How Much Yeast Does An Envelope (or packet) of Yeast Contain? (USA)
    1 envelope or packet of Active Dry Yeast, Instant Yeast, Rapid Rise Yeast, Fast Rising Yeast or Bread Machine Yeast weighs 1/4 ounce or 7 grams which equals 2 1/4 teaspoons (11 mL).

    Yeast Substitution Guide:
    One (0.6 ounce) cube of Fresh Compressed/Cake Yeast equals 1 envelope (or packet) of Active Dry Yeast, Instant Yeast, Rapid Rise Yeast, Fast Rising or Bread Machine Yeast, which equals 2 1/4 teaspoons or 7 grams (11 mL).

    If a recipe calls for 1 envelope (or packet) of Active Dry Yeast, Instant Yeast, Rapid Rise Yeast, Fast Rising Yeast or Bread Machine Yeast, then you would use 0.6 ounce Fresh Compressed/Cake Yeast.

    2 ounces of Fresh Compressed/Cake Yeast equals a strip of 3 envelopes or packets (21 grams total), or 6 3/4 teaspoons approximately of Active Dry Yeast or Instant Yeast.

    Shelf life of Compressed/Cake Yeast
    Compressed/Cake Yeast only has a shelf life of 4 to 6 weeks. It is highly perishable. The "sell by" date on the package is the "expiration date" also.
     
  4. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:That's wayyyyy too much yeast for pizza dough. It has to be a misprint and mean 2 t, not T. It should be fine, just don't let it rise very long.

    Good luck! Let us know how it turns out!
    -Spooky
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    That's what I was thinking too but I read the reviews and they were all good. Alot of people commented on the quantity of yeast; thought it would be excessive but it wasn't. I'll let you know and hope [​IMG] it turns out good because we're starving! Didn't realize it would take 2 1/2 hours in the breadmaker or I would have started it earlier. I think it's got about another hour to go.
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Here's the result and I have to say it is pretty good! After an hour in the breadmaker, the dough overflowed the pan and popped up the lid. Not knowing what to do, I punched it down. It's a little tougher than I'd like but definitely not cardboard:

    Cheese stuffed-crust:

    [​IMG]

    Sausage/Pepperoni/Mushroom/Jalapeno (this was mine!):

    [​IMG]

    We took a vote and decided that the cast iron pan was the way to go.
     
  7. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I hate to dredge up an old thread, but the stuffed crust pizza looks yummy!!! [​IMG]
     

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